B-Town celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Mahesh Bhatt, Rajkummar Rao, Shabana azmi Madhur Bhandarkar, Manoj Bajpayee and others also remembered director Mrinal Sen after his demise on Sunday morning .
Amitabh Bachchan tweeted , “ Mrinal Sen no more .. a most amiable, distinguished creative cinematic mind , contemporary of Satyajit Ray and Rithik Ghatak.. I did my first ever voice over in his film BHUVAN SHOME .. prayers and condolences.”
Rajkummar Rao wrote, “ Mrinal da, thank you so much for the films that you have left behind. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest in eternal peace. #MrinalSen.”
Shabana Azmi, who has worked with the filmmaker on multiple projects, tweeted, “Extremely saddened to learn that #Mrinal Sen da passed away this morning. A giant of a filmaker and a very special person. I have cherished working with him in Khandar Genesis and Ek Din Achanak.”
The 95-year-old, often credited to be the pioneer of ‘Indian New Wave’ and honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award and Padma Bhushan award, for his nonpareil contribution to the Indian cinema, died at his residence in Kolkata’s Bhowanipore. His first stepping stone in the world of cinema was his feature film, ‘Raat Bhore’ in 1955. However, he made his first indelible mark in the film industry with ‘Bhuvan Shome’ in 1969. Other than ‘Bhuvan Shome’, ‘Chorus’, ‘Mrigaya’ and ‘Akaler Sandhane’ are some of his highly celebrated works which made his contribution to Indian regional and parallel cinema remarkable.